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Feb 16, 2007 07:50 AM

Westchester Diners & Breakfast Spots

I have been living in Irvington for three years and I am so dissappointed with the lack of breakfast spots and coffee shops for that matter. I am desperately in search of a nice, affordable diner. Specifically, one's with good pancakes, omlettes, and waffles with fresh fruit. Good service is also important. I don't want to have to ask to get a refill on coffee. Does this place exist? The El Dorado is a rip off and I wasn't too impressed by the Dobbs Ferry diner.

Looking for suggestions.

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  1. Good question. I'm not impressed with any in the White Plains area. Livano's City Limits diner is regular food at high prices.

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    1. re: dolores

      If you're into the real deal, greasy spoon, style diners, the STAR Diner, in White Plains is my favorite.
      It's on East Post Road and (maybe) MLK? It's across from the Hospital but, closer to Mamaroneck Ave by about a block.

      If real deal diners aren't your bag (a little "fancier," more "presentable"), Splendid on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains is really good too!

      1. re: sweet_buttah

        I LOVE the Star Diner in White Plains. It's a hole in the wall, but the food is great, cost is right, very friendly service and they serve GRITS! YUM.

    2. A few months ago I posted a similar query seeking cozy, quaint breakfast places in Westchester. The response was disappointing - we are sadly lacking in this area (as well as others). I've been living in Mamaroneck for about a year and a half now and I love the area and Westchester but certain categories of food and restaurants are just lacking here and breakfast places are one of them. Here's the link to my post.

      1. I see it was mentioned on the other post, but I'll second the Wobble Cafe recommendation in Ossining - we go there frequently for breakfast and it's always good. And the coffee's good (even the decaf) which is a huge thing for me. They have a little play area in the back for the kids, and up front you can get away from the kiddos a bit more - eclectic, casual, cute and tasty - works for me! (It's a cafe though, not a diner as originally mentioned. For diners, the Mt. Kisco Diner is pretty good for breakfast, but I don't like their coffee, and sometimes the food is a bit inconsistent - it is better in my experience than the El Dorado though.)

        1. bella's in tarrytown has good coffee, and krispy cream doughnuts. service and atmosphere is old time diner! can't comment on food- i eat breakfast at home.worth a try- very inexpensive.

          1. This seems like one of the last frontiers to be conquered in lower Westchester. I even tried Atlanta Bread at the City Center in WP thinking it would have some good breakfast. The egg McRubber was so awful I was cured. DH and I also tried a decent diner, The Fountain on Central Avenue in Hartsdale, for eggs etc. The eggs were okay, the potatoes good and crispy but the waitress was much more interested in Regis and Kelly on the dining room T.V. than she was in her tables.